Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is becoming a concept of the past. in fact, robots are now being credited for keeping jobs in the u.s. >> what robots are able to do is they're i believe -- they're able to make companies more competitive. so we've seen that companies have stopped moving manufacturing overseas and some companies are starting to bring that back. >> reporter: john is the ceo of the silicon valley based company adept. here they're building bots that work with and can move around people. others don't mingle in the hallway as much but people still run them, so man and machine both have a job. >> it's really not replacing jobs. it's really placing employees to a higher skill set and more technical jobs. >> reporter: at earth bound farms, they put five of these robots to work at the cost of nearly a million. they say they haven't laid off a single worker. it still takes a lot of human labor to package the salad, but now the bots do the most repetitive and laborious part. >> reporter: the company is betting they'll be able to program the robots to improve, leading to lower prices and improved employee benefi
Nov 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
on thanksgiving night. consumers spent 11.2 billion at stores across the u.s. yesterday, and that's down 2% from last year. of course, black friday is centered largely around the nation's big businesses. >> we got the champion, small business. small businesses. >> governor romney talks about small businesses, small businesses, small businesses. >> we hear a lot about small businesses, especially during presidential campaigns. and today, president obama did his part by hitting an independent bookstore in virginia. >>> the truth is, though, small businesses need a lot more attention than just one day a year, but on this day, the mom- and-pop stores will take all the attention they can get. here's more on the big small saturday. >> reporter: if things went as well this year for many small businesses as they did last year, well, then, small businesses did okay. of course, that's the idea between small business saturday. between black friday which this year got a head start with thanksgiving sales and before cyber monday comes still another campaign. small business saturday. why? >> it means a lot, b
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
joined the group on stage. but the u.s. shows are in brooklyn and newark, new jersey. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, players learn to play in all kinds of conditions. except, apparently, when the gridi's watering systems come on. >>> football players learn to play in all kinds of conditions but when the gridiron watering system comes on. players, coaches, refs briefly headed for dry ground.
Nov 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
, the egyptian government is also looking for financial support from the u.s. and syria. >>> rebels shot down a government chopper. the president has been struggling against a 20-month- old revolution. activists say more than 38,000 people have died. >>> back here in the bay area, we are slowly working our way through a wet weekend. roberta gonzales has a look at the radar. >> picking up scattered showers as this cold front is slicing through the bay area, quickly falling apart at the seams. we have moderate rain falling on highway 92 on the approach toward hayward. light rain right now. otherwise, we have a cell that seems to want to develop and expand across the santa clara valley. here is that corridor, very slippery when wet. you see 680 heading north and south, pretty much light to moderate rainfall as it spills in from blackhawk to san ramon into dublin. here's the cell that fell just in the past few minutes, around the palo alto area. we've had some hefty rain in the santa cruz mountains. we're tracking this latest cold front. we'll tell you when the rain will end and how it effects th